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Thomas King, of Sudbury & Marlboro

Also Known As: "Deacon Thomas King"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Tarrant, Hinton, Dorset, England
Death: between March 1, 1676 and April 20, 1676 (78)
Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas King, Sr and Sarah or Susan King
Husband of Anne King and Bridget King
Father of Anna Kerley; Deacon Peter King; Mary Rice; William King; Sarah Josselyn and 4 others
Brother of Peter King and Grace King

Occupation: Deacon, Planter
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About Thomas King, of Sudbury & Marlboro

Thomas King

  • Birth: 1595/1600 in Tarrant/Hinton,Dorset, England
  • parents: Thomas King b: ABT 1570 in Shaftsbury,Dorset, England, Mary
  • Christening: JUL 1596 Tarrant,Dorset, England
  • Married: Anne unknown, Bridget Locker
  • Death: 3 MAY 1676 in Marlborough,,Massachusetts



  • 1st to Anne b: ABT 1609 in Dunston,London,ENGLAND [what is this location?] Married: ABT 1625 in , , ENGLAND
  • 2nd to BRIDGET LOCKER Married: 26 DEC 1655 in Sudbury,,Massachusetts


  1. Anna KING b: ABT 1625 in ,Dorset,ENGLAND
  2. Peter KING b: ABT 1628 in ,Dorset,ENGLAND
  3. Mary KING b: 12 MAR 1629 in Shaston,Dorset,ENGLAND
  4. Sarah KING b: ABT 1632 in ,Dorset,ENGLAND
  5. Elizabeth KING b: ABT 1635 in Purebeck,Dorset,ENGLAND
  6. Martha KING b: ABT 1638 in ,,Massachusetts
  7. Thomas KING b: 4 DEC 1642 in Sudbury,,Massachusetts


Thomas KING was born in 1605 in Tarrant, Dorset, England. He died on 3 May 1676 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Parents: Thomas KING and Sarah Susan (King).

He married, first, about 1624, Ann ?Tice?. ? Anne COLLINS ? in Dorsetshire, England. Children were: Anna KING, Peter KING, Mary KING, Sarah KING, Elizabeth KING, Martha KING, Mercy (Mary) KING, Thomas KING.

He married, second, on Dec 26,1655 at Sudbury,MA, Bridget (Loker) Davis, widow of Robert Davis. She was the daughter of Henry Loker and Elizabeth ____ Loker, and she died at Marlborough,MA on Dec 11,1685.

Children(by first marriage): Anna King Kerley, Peter King, Mary King Rice, Sarah King Joslin, Elizabeth King Rice, Martha King Rice(first wife of Joseph Rice), Thomas King Jr, and an infant child.

Thomas King emigrated to the United States in either 1638 or 1639. He settled in Sudbury, MA. In 1642 the town ordered that Thomas King would have the power to view the river and agreed with the workmen to build a cart bridge over it.

In 1650 Thomas owned Lot 50 in the southwest quadrant of a two mile grant. In 1656 he petitioned the court for an 8 square mile tract of land, 8 miles from Sudbury. This became the town of Marlborough.

Thomas King was very active in civic affairs. He was elected one of the first selectman on 25 February 1656. He held that office until 1665. He was elected town constable in 1661 and 1662. Along with four other officers, he was responsible for laying out the highways in town.

Thomas received a 39.5 acre lot in town on 26 November 1660. In an inventory dated 6 April 1665, he also held 19.75 acres in the second division of upland 16 acres and 2 rods of second division meadows and 19.75 rods of first division cedar swamp. He received a further 5.25 acres on 27 July 1665.

Burton W Spear, "Search for the Passengers of the Mary and John 1630" (Toledo,OH, 1985-2000, 27 volumes), Vol 18, pgs 92-93, Vol 22, pages 52ff.

  • May also have been baptised on 5 Sep 1599 in Hinton, Dorset, England.
  • Over in "Elizabeth" in 1634 ????
  • In the Indian wars of 1675 (King Phillips) he was in the household of his son-in-law William Kerley.

In Sudbury about 1638/9 where he owned land in the 2 mile grant #50.

  • Granted land in Watertown in 1650
  • Colonial Records by Franklin Rice Pub.1910; Grant of land in New Town of Marlborough, Ma. Sep. 1660 (39 1/2 acres)
  • Will dated 3/21/1675/6 and proved 3/24/1676/7 showing value of 383 pounds.


From "Please help me sort out the Thomas KING's of Watertown, MA " 2006

[NI16210] Thomas King came to America in 1635 at age 31 on the ship Blessing, arriving August at Boston, with a sister Susan, aged 32. Listed as "of Cold Norton, Essex", bound for Scituate. (Is this the right Thomas King?)

He went first to Watertown and some three years later moved to the new settlement at Sudbury. He was one of the thirteen petitioners in 1656 for the Whipsuppenicke Plantation, which was incorporated as "Marlborow" on May 31, 1660, when he was chosen one of the seven members of the first board of selectmen of which Edmund was the chairman.

Little is known of his first wife Anne, save that she died at Sudbury, 1642. He was married, second, at Sudbury on Dec. 26, 1655, to Bridget, widow of Robert Davis. She died at Marborough on March 11, 1685. There is no record of the death of Thomas King in Sudbury or Marlborough but his will signed at Marlborough 12.1.1675 and proved 20.4.16176, shows the approximate time of his death. As he added a codicil on the 15th day of the first mo. 1676. The inventory taken 24.1.1676 totalled £295.10.00, with houses and lands in Marlborough at £200 and lands in Sudbury at £60. In it he mentions "Ann Carly, Mary Rice and Sarah Jocelin, my 3 daughters".


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Thomas King, of Sudbury & Marlboro's Timeline

May 5, 1594
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
July 1596
Tarrant, Dorset, England
July 1596
Hinton, Dorset, England
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Hinton, Dorset, England
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Dorset, England
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of Tarrant, Dorset, England
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Hinton, Dorset, England
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Hinton, Dorset, England
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Tarrant, Dorset, England